Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Catholic Artwork at Co-op

The Catholic homeschoolers have started meeting once a month in St. Joe. 
I volunteered to do an art project for the older ones in grades 4-11. I had 7 students for this first class. Using a pencil, Sharpie, and colored pencils, we created "Illuminated initials." I showed them examples from the internet of Bible pages where the first letter of each chapter was a large decorative initial added by the medieval monks who were copying the manuscripts. Then, we each made an initial with our Christian name and added a border, plus Biblical characters and symbols around it.  Plus we added gold paint for gilding! Great results (more pictures coming soon). Here is a link to print your own Illuminated Initials at home.

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